Looking for Leon

Looking for Leon Andie hadn t gambled on meeting the love of her life on a holiday in Las Vegas but when she meets Leon love suddenly seems like a bet she can win That is until the wheel of fortune steps in and sepa

  • Title: Looking for Leon
  • Author: Shirley Benton
  • ISBN: 9781842234693
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Andie hadn t gambled on meeting the love of her life on a holiday in Las Vegas but when she meets Leon, love suddenly seems like a bet she can win That is, until the wheel of fortune steps in and separates them during a fire drill.

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    1. If I'm honest, I wasn't entirely sure whether I was going to like this book very much when I bought it. The blurb on the cover sounded interesting, but deep inside I was afraid I would find myself reading a all to predictable girl meets boy, girl looses boy, girl finds boy after all sort of story. Thankfully, this book turned out to be anything but predictable.Yes, at the start of the story, Andie is in Las Vegas where she meets and bonds with Leon during a long evening and night only to be sepa [...]

    2. When Andie Appleton goes on holiday to Las Vegas, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. But when she meets Leon, her attraction for him is instant and very much reciprocated. When they’re separated during a fire drill, Andie ends up returning to Ireland alone, having been unable to find Leon. Andie ends up writing a series of columns about her search for Leon before her holiday ended and when Eire TV pick up on it, they send Andie back to Vegas with camera-man Colm to try and find Leo [...]

    3. I loved this book. I really liked Andie, she was a believable and likeable character. Her crazy adventures while trying to find Leon had me laughing out loud. I couldnt wait to read what the next page had in store and as the book went on, the twists and turns left me hungry for more. I thought the relationships between the characters had authenticity, particularly the evolving friendship between Colm and Andie. The ending was just fantastic and I cant wait to read more from this author.

    4. chicklitaholic/20Looking For Leon is Shirley Benton's debut novel, which I have been excited about reading ever since I first heard about the novel. After reading a large amount of paranormal and horror novels over Halloween, I was more than ready to delve into a chick lit book and Looking For Leon was the one calling to me the most. The premise of going across the world to find someone you have feelings for really had me intrigued and the first line "There I was on the front page, flashing my k [...]

    5. In need of some cheering up, I promoted Looking for Leon from low down in the bookpile (I read in order of acquisition!) to the top and what a good move it was. I haven't enjoyed a fun read so much in a very long time. Shirley Benton feeds the spirit by taking a heroine and giving her the requisite kooky characteristics that just manage to make her lovable without sending her into turn-off Susan Delfino territory, and sending her off on a journey where we're with her, rooting for her, every step [...]

    6. Andie Appleton goes on holiday to Las Vegas for an escape. The last thing she expected to find was the man of her dreams- the too good to be true Leon. Leon’s zest for life is what attracts Andie immediately to this stranger, but a fire drill rips the two apart. Without getting any information from him, Andie feels desperate to find Leon from Arizona. When she must head back to Ireland and get back to work as a journalist, she figures she will never see Leon again. But when she is retelling he [...]

    7. Andie is our heroine in Looking for Leon, my feelings towards Andie’s character change throughout the book. When we first meet Andie she was a character who I felt I was going to really enjoy reading she seemed to be a bit of a live wire with a great sense of humour. I then felt a bit of a surprising blow when she treats cameraman Colm badly, it just seemed so out of character for her. Luckily she seems to redeem herself later on in the book. Colm’s character was a typical old fashioned gent [...]

    8. After being extremely unlucky in love, Andie Appleton did not expect to find the love of her life in the bright lights city of Las Vegas. But after meeting the luscious Leon, Andie felt like maybe love was possible for her after all. After only a few short hours together the annoying interruption of a fire drill separated Andie from the man she was sure she was meant to be with.On returning to Ireland and her every day job as a journalist, Andie finds herself writing about the one that got away. [...]

    9. This was a totally impressive page-turner of a debut and if it anything to go by Shirley will be one to watch in the future.It did take me a while to read - simply because I have no time to read - but once I got into the full flow of the book I ended up sitting up into the wee small hours to find out how the story pans out.The novel is filled with memorable characters - each drawn well. It's not your average chick lit either - it digs a little deeper and at times it is quite dark and difficult t [...]

    10. This book is brilliant. I bought it because I heard there is a buzz about it in Ireland. I am trying to get published so I always buy new releases to see what it is about them that got them published. Having just finished this book I can definitely see why it was chosen for publication. I often finish books thinking 'Why that one over mine?' but I read this thinking it was very original and different from what is already out there and highly entertaining. I applaud anyone who can break through i [...]

    11. An Absolutely Amazing book. Shirley Benton is a brilliant author and can express her emotions in her story. Looking for leon is about a thirty something year old who goes to vegas and meets a man! They get spilt up so there night can not continue, Andi goes back home to Ireland and tells everybody about this man who is like her new found soul mate. So Andi's boss sends her back to Los Vegas with her Camera man Colm Cannon in search of The Wonderful Leon. Its a really good book with loads of diff [...]

    12. I found this book to be an enjoyable read. The characters are very well defined and there is a good flow to the story. Andie is your atypical young Irish woman with her quirks and mannerisms. The humor brought to the book by Andie's mother description of the car accident and especially the recollection of her tennis lesson was a welcome addition. A nice curve ball at the end of the book as regards the Leon situation helped to make this overall a very enjoyable read. Well done Shirley

    13. I loved this book , the first from Shirley Benton. I did find it a little hard to get into at first because I could not take to the heroine. But I kept going and before I knew I was pulled into the book and just had to finished, I shed bucket loads of tears at the end.It was a fab debut novel, wonderful writing style, a book to hug when finished.

    14. Loved this book. I was hooked from start to finish and found it hard to put down as I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. Such an enjoyable read and it really kept me guessing the whole way through. I have recommended this book to friends and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for future Shirley Benton books!!!

    15. Shirley Benton's debut is phenomenal. It's funny and witty, sweet and slightly sappy, and dramatic as heck all. It had me laughing aloud and giggling and sobbing as well. I totally thought I had this book figured out, and instead it took on this unbelievable journey. If you have this book and haven't read it yet or have thought of reading it, please do.

    16. As soon as I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down. Andie is hilarious and I was kept guessing throughout. I was really sad when I finished it, because I didn't want it to end! I will definitely be looking out for this author's next book :).

    17. I bought this book on sale in my local book store and said I would give it a go. I really liked it and found it had to put it down. It could be a bit predictable at times though

    18. This was a lot longer than I expected in the sense that it didn't just tell a "boy meets girl" story. It was a pretty interesting story for a light read.

    19. Great read, could'nt leave it down. Brilliant story line from start to finish you never knew what was going to happen next. Can't wait to read more from this brilliant new author.

    20. WOW! Loved this book! It had a bit of everything and truly kept you hooked from page to page with all the twists and turns through out. A must read!

    21. The book actually is more like 3.5 stars. It was a funny and sweet book. There were a few things I personally think would have made it even better but I still enjoyed this book a lot.

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